Once a year we are reminded to be thankful for what we have. If you care about your finances though, try practicing this year round.
Since you are reading this post online I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you have plenty to be thankful for.
Unless you are online at a library or on someone else’s computer, you haven’t had to resort to selling off your computer or canceling your internet service. If you have a computer, most of you likely own a tv and a smart phone.
Most of you probably have a job and probably aren’t on the streets begging for change. You likely have a roof over your heads. If you have a mortgage on that home, I’d bet you’re not one of those people facing imminent foreclosure.
That is just scratching the surface. I know you all have a lot more than that to be thankful for. Beyond possessions and financial standing, there is also friends, family and your health. Think of how much more you have compared to some people in the world.
So with so much to be thankful why are we still striving hard to gain so much more? When is enough enough? Do we really need more possessions?
If you want to get serious about your finances, one of the keys is learning to be satisfied with what you already have. The less you are chasing new possessions, the more money you have available to pay off debt or put towards investments. The more money you have to put towards retirement savings.
So when you are thinking about what to be thankful for Thanksgiving, think about how being thankful can help your finances. Just because we live in a materialistic society, it doesn’t mean that you have to follow the crowd.
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